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post #1 of 27 Old 11-26-2008, 05:16 PM - Thread Starter
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Well;
I just got a PS3, mainly for the Blu-Ray for my HT.
I have 3 young kids, 6 year old daughter, 4 year old & 2 year old sons.

I was strictly staying away from video games as long as I could, you know having them play outside/etc.
Now, with winter here, the HT done, and the new PS3, what 2-3 games that some of you actually have are good/fun for 6 and 4 year olds on the PS3?

Sure, this amazon.com site lists them but I have no idea about any of these.
Kids & Family PlayStation 3

With Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving specials I'm willing to help the economy and spend some $$'s on 2-3 games.
(please, no "get a Wii" comments either)

Thx for help.
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Little Big Planet, or any of the Lego games.

If your oldest child is only six, you might even want to look into some of the PSN downloads. You can buy them for $5-$15 and they're fairly simple and addictive.
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Ratchet and Clank is good clean fun, as long as you aren't apprehensive about having them blow things up. You could get the PSN title if you aren't sure about spending $50 on the full game. The LEGO games, Burnout, Hot Shots Golf, Guitar Hero or Rock Band are fun, especially if you want them playing together; they could form a little band

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Ratchet and Clank is good clean fun, as long as you aren't apprehensive about having them blow things up. You could get the PSN title if you aren't sure about spending $50 on the full game. The LEGO games, Burnout, Hot Shots Golf, Guitar Hero or Rock Band are fun, especially if you want them playing together; they could form a little band

If you're going to get Rock Band, get the second as that one has a No Fail Mode.
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LittleBigPlanet - It's the most fun game on the ps3, and open to all ages.

After that I'd recommend Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.

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LittleBigPlanet
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Ratchet and Clank
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My girls, 8 and 5, love the Lego games, which are Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Batman. Great co-operative play and puzzle solving for young ones, also the characters never die, so there is no need to reset.
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I'd get Lego Star Wars. It's only $20 now, so that would be the best to get first. LittleBigPlanet just came out, so it would be worth getting now, while I would wait on a price break for Ratchet and Clank (but it's up to you).
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Thx everyone for feedback;

I'll be looking for the lego games and LittleBigPlanet tomorrow.
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Littlebigplanet would still be pretty difficult for kids.

it's very kid friendly, but won't be easy for young children.

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Littlebigplanet would still be pretty difficult for kids.

it's very kid friendly, but won't be easy for young children.

Agreed 100%. My 6-year-old daughter loves to watch me play LittleBigPlanet, but when she tries to play it herself, she very quickly becomes frustrated. There's just so many tricky timed jumps in the game, that it's almost impossible for her to get through on her own. Of course, your daughter, mtbdudex, could be more advanced than my daughter with such things. But having said that, my wife also struggles a lot with many of the harder jumps. LittleBigPlanet is deceptive in how it presents itself in its child-like manner. It's a lot more challenging than one might expect.

I know my daughter liked playing the Wall-E demo. I heard the game is complete crappolla (for adults, anyway) but at least she was able to manage it, and have fun. We just picked up Wall-E for her Nintendo DS Christmas gift package this year, actually. We'll probably get a Lego game, as well.
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My kids just watched me play some player levels for like an hour, they love it. But yes it is too hard for anyone under six I would guess.

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My 6yr. old daughter likes Pain. Granted some of the innuendo's are not proper for a child that age..but they are all words she has heard before. She likes to make the default character fart ..lol.

High Velocity Bowling is another good one for the kids. Both of these games are psn downloads, and cheap.

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My kids love Lego Star Wars and Lego Indiana Jones.
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Well;
I was at the 5am Black Friday opening at the Port Huron store in Michigan, got "Ratchet & Clank" & Casino Royale Blu ray via a BestBuy 80GB bundle (#7 of 15 at the store that day), plus the Lego Star Wars - the complete saga and Indiana Jones. The games will be stocking stuffers, I've already watched Casino Royale.

I stayed away from LittleBigPlanet based on your feedback.

2 games to start out with is enough for us.
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Has anyone seen/made any kid-friendly LittleBigPlanet levels? I've thought about this, as my 3 year old really loves watching and trying to play, so I may try my hand at creating some levels that have interesting/funny things but don't require much skill to get through.
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My 6 year old daughter loves LittleBigPlanet. However she can only handle the first 6-7 stages before it gets way too tough (I still do the jumping grabs for her). However, since there are sooooo many super-easy custom levels and mini-games online, we always something new to play that she can handle.

It's by far her favorite game because of the graphics, simple play and dress up features... she also got especially happy when she learned how to slap me.

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Has anyone seen/made any kid-friendly LittleBigPlanet levels? I've thought about this, as my 3 year old really loves watching and trying to play, so I may try my hand at creating some levels that have interesting/funny things but don't require much skill to get through.

My 11 year old has started making some levels which would be (i assume) good for younger gamers..

not sure how searches work, but his PSN ID is Kidlet

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High Velocity Bowling is another good one for the kids. Both of these games are psn downloads, and cheap.

My friends 3 and 5 year olds love HVB... other then helping the 3 year old aim they have no problems with it.
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"Disney Sing It" is kind of lame. I bought it for a 6 year old girl. It was kind of cool for about a half hour.

After about 45 minutes of total playtime, she lost interest in it and never played it again.

All the lego games are good. I have Batman, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones. The kids have been playing the Batman for hours and hours. That one is probably the best of the three. You can get the Star Wars one for dirt cheap now, and it is pretty good.

Not many games for young kids on the PS3. But I have noticed all the kids older than about 10 years old want to keep coming over to play the PS3. I guess at a certain age they outgrow the Wii, and are telling me the Wii is getting "baby-ish".
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Monopoly perhaps?

The lego games are tons of fun! (star wars complete saga!)
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Has anyone seen/made any kid-friendly LittleBigPlanet levels? I've thought about this, as my 3 year old really loves watching and trying to play, so I may try my hand at creating some levels that have interesting/funny things but don't require much skill to get through.

I made my own, no dying and mostly easy jumps. It doesn't take long to make a simple level. My five year old plays it over and over. I just made it three-tiered so she can work her way to the hard part.

I might publish it if anyone has any interest.

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I'll add it to my favorites. Post it in the LBP user thread.

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Has anyone seen/made any kid-friendly LittleBigPlanet levels? I've thought about this, as my 3 year old really loves watching and trying to play, so I may try my hand at creating some levels that have interesting/funny things but don't require much skill to get through.

There's plenty, just search on the "Easy" tag, or use "More Like This". My 5yo likes to play them, since they can be fast and don't frustrate. He really loves Pain, but we have to limit him on that since he starts throwing himself all over the place if he plays too for too long. (I tell myself he's teaching himself Physics). He also plays Eden and Monsters sometimes. He likes to see demos, but the full games would be too difficult.

My 2yo loves Rub-a-dub, but I just have the demo since she can't get very far anyway.
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Oh, I almost forgot... GO! Ski is great for a young one (PSN download). It's a downhill skiing game using the SIXAXIS motion control. My daughter loves it, even with the crashing.

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Metal gear Solid 4, Call of Duty, World at War and Grand Theft Auto 4 are good choices for Dad.
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